Trying to find an ATXMEGA128A1U dev board with cheap shipping

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Hello,

I saw good news about the EBI of XMEGA AU MCUs ( http://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/x... ) and I want to buy one. However, the problem is that there are no cheap dev boards like Arduino that have it. If there is one, it has brutally expensive shipping.

I'm in Croatia and I cannot pay more than $25 for the dev board or just the chip with no board due to having to use the money to finally buy other components too.

 

Do you know if there's a place to buy it?

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Your price range makes it tough.

 

The Atmel Store has the Xmega A1U Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit, but the price is $42 (USD).

The Atmel store has 0 in stock.

Mouser has 1 in stock.

 

JC

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I think I found something on Farnell. http://uk.farnell.com/atmel/atxm... has no board, but is cheap. I'm just gonna that and a breakout board and have a hardware friend solder that for me. He soldered TQFP100 before. As much as I've seen, the shipping is free. I'm in Croatia, btw.

 

And the best board I would need would need to have all pins available so that I can know where to wire what in the final project.

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Take a look at these:

http://www.batsocks.co.uk/produc...

 

Jim

If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue! - Kartman

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Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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Foxcat385 wrote:
However, the problem is that there are no cheap dev boards like Arduino that have it.
Yea, the boards that have the XMEGA Arduino IDE are few.

The SparkFun XMEGA128A1 breakout was discontinued BUT it's now open source hardware on GitHub.

Possibly the "least" expensive way to make something is to source parts from local distributors, design the PCB, then try to get a PCB fab'd "somewhere"; else, prototype.

ELM Chan has a QFP prototyping method but for a 100 pin QFP, plus memory on the EBI, that would be a lot of tedious effort and work.

Foxcat385 wrote:
If there is one, it has brutally expensive shipping.
True.

Mcuzone has some inexpensive XMEGA128A1 (not A1U)  boards (and an inexpensive XMEGA-only PDI debugger).

One of the Mcuzone boards has a FTDI FT232RL, an installed bootloader, and USB cable; Aliexpress : 14EUR plus 34EUR to Croatia (total 48EUR).

Olimex has an XMEGA128A1 header board; 22EUR with a total to Croatia for 45EUR.


https://github.com/Xmegaduino/Xmegaduino/blob/xmegaduino/hardware/arduino/xmega/boards.txt

SparkFun Electronics

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/9546

http://www.mcuzone.com.cn/productgrouplist-215241130/XMEGA.html

https://www.olimex.com/Products/AVR/Header/AVR-HX128-A1/

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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The link I provided is a site of a fellow AVRfreak and it's located in the UK so that should help with shipping costs. The OP can use Studio with the boards and a programmer/debugger.

 

JIm

If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue! - Kartman

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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I have a board I did for my own development work. I would be willing to post you a bare board and you would then just need to solder the IC to. 

 

 

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But that site doesn't have the MCU that I need: ATXMEGA128A1U .

 

To TrevorWhite: I can order the IC, but I don't know where to find other components to solder like for example on these resistor spots that don't have any holes. Could you solder those for me? Does this have a spot for an FTDI chip working on 3.3V on USARTC0? And please don't do anything yet because I may not give my address without a parent's permission.

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I think you are better off buying a board already built from somewhere. I think my.board is too unfriendly.

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See your PM. I can send you one of these: http://www.atmel.com/tools/atxme....

 

Rune

 

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Okay. I'm just going to buy the breakout board and the IC. I hope I'll be getting the version that works with the 4.5-port EBI. Also, does anyone know of a 16MB SRAM/SDRAM chip that would work with that?

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Kvernis, I don't trust you because you just appeared on the forum. And the board doesn't have all 16MB of RAM.

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Foxcat385 wrote:

Kvernis, I don't trust you because you just appeared on the forum. And the board doesn't have all 16MB of RAM.

Please see my private mail (PM) to you before you say anything else.

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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Please excuse me. I was confused.